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Lecture Notes: Elderly Care Medicine

Lecture Notes: Elderly Care Medicine

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By (author) Claire G. Nicholl, By (author) K. Jane Wilson

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Paperback | 262 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 240mm x 14mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 23 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 0470654546
  • ISBN 13: 9780470654545
  • Edition: 8, Revised
  • Edition statement: 8th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 215,731

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Elderly Care Medicine Lecture Notes provides all the necessary information, within one short volume, for a sound introduction to the particular characteristics and needs of elderly patients. Presented ina user-friendly format, combining readability with high-quality illustrations, this eighth editionhas been thoroughly revised to reflect advances in knowledge on how disease presents in elderly people, and changes in management practice, particularly regarding stroke, dementia, delirium, and cancer. New for this edition, Elderly Care Medicine Lecture Notes also features: More treatment tables and boxes throughout for rapid access and revision Expansion of material on polypharmacy and prescribing Discussion of emotional support, counselling and spirituality Advice for doctors on breaking bad news and end-of-life care Consideration of ethical and legal issues A companion website at www.lecturenoteselderlycaremed.com features appendices which can be used as guidelines in a clinical setting, key revision points for each chapter, further reading suggestions, and extended content for specialty training in geriatrics. Not only is this book a great starting point to support initial teaching on the topic, but it is also easy to dip in and out of for reference or revision at the end of a module, rotation or final exams.Whether you need to develop or refresh your knowledge of geriatrics, Elderly Care Medicine Lecture Notes presents 'need to know' information for all those involved in treating elderly people.

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Author information

Claire G. Nicholl is Consultant Physician and Associate Lecturer, Department of Medicine for the Elderly, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge K. Jane Wilson is Consultant Physician and Associate Lecturer, Department of Medicine for the Elderly, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

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"Elderly Care Medicine" "Lecture Notes" provides all the necessary information, within one short volume, for a sound introduction to the particular characteristics and needs of elderly patients.Presented in a user-friendly format, combining readability with high-quality illustrations, this eighth edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect advances in knowledge on how disease presents in elderly people, and changes in management practice, particularly regarding stroke, dementia, delirium, and cancer.New for this edition, "Elderly Care Medicine" "Lecture Notes" also features: More treatment tables and boxes throughout for rapid access and revisionExpansion of material on polypharmacy and prescribingDiscussion of emotional support, counselling and spiritualityAdvice for doctors on breaking bad news and end-of-life careConsideration of ethical and legal issuesA companion website at www.lecturenoteseries.com/elderlycaremed features appendices which can be used as guidelines in a clinical setting, key revision points for each chapter, further reading suggestions, and extended content for specialty training in geriatrics.Not only is this book a great starting point to support initial teaching on the topic, but it is also easy to dip in and out of for reference or revision at the end of a module, rotation or final exams. Whether you need to develop or refresh your knowledge of geriatrics, "Elderly Care Medicine Lecture Notes" presents 'need to know' information for all those involved in treating elderly people.

Table of contents

Preface, vi Abbreviations, vii 1 The world grows old, 1 2 Health and social care for elderly people in the UK, 11 3 Special features of medicine in the elderly, 30 4 Old age psychiatry, 44 5 Falls and immobility, 63 6 Bones, joints and muscles, 77 7 Stroke made simple, 91 8 Other diseases of the nervous system, 105 9 Cardiovascular disorders, 119 10 Respiratory disease, 137 11 Gastrointestinal disease and nutrition, 148 12 Disorders of homeostasis and metabolism, 169 13 Genitourinary disease, 178 14 Blood and bone marrow, 191 15 Eyes, ears, mouth and skin, 203 16 Legal and ethical aspects of medical care of elderly people, 220 17 Palliative care, 231 Index, 241